irish student here

  1. Hi,

    I'm an Irish student nurse and as I'm sure those in the UK know that a lot of Irish student nurses are emigrating to the UK to work post qualifying here in Ireland. I'll have a degree in general nursing. However, I really really want to be a childrens nurse. I've tried googling how a RGN can become a RCN in the UK however I can't find anything! Is there anyway a newly qualified general nurse can work in a paediatric hospital and be trained on the job, if so what hospitals offer this? If not, is there any course I can do? If so how much does this cost? I'm young and I want to get as much done as I can while Im young! Please help!!!
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  3. by   Silverdragon102
    There is an 18 month top up course you can do for Paeds but usually requires you to have employer and support of employer
  4. by   butterfly134
    im aware that there are courses like that in Ireland too however, I feel like I will probably have to emigrate. Canada isn't looking to great but I know the UK are definitely taking in new irish grads. Do you know what hospitals/colleges offer these courses?
  5. by   Silverdragon102
    Courses are run by universities but not sure who do them
  6. by   skylark
    I would suggest working ER for a while, you get to work with kids and its usually the most helpful dept for sponsoring ped courses for that reason.
    Most i worked in would offer 2 -3 RSCN places a year. yes i know that's old terminology but i guess the training is still there under a new name!